GOSOUTH // Charlotte

From the breathtaking skyline and 52 miles of Greenway trails to the one-of-a-kind historic attractions and restaurants by renowned, award-winning chefs and mixologists, an endless list of adventures waits for you.

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There are plenty of reasons the Queen City is one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country. From the breathtaking skyline and 52 miles of Greenway trails to the one-of-a-kind historic attractions and restaurants by renowned, award-winning chefs and mixologists, an endless list of adventures waits for you. Eat, stay, and play in walkable Uptown, or make a day-trip out of visiting landmarks in the surrounding area.

JW Marriott Charlotte

Inspired by the aesthetics and regal aura of Queen Charlotte, the JW Marriott offers a luxurious urban boutique getaway. Walk the short distance to the Bank of America Stadium to catch a Panthers game, or stay in for a day of pampering at the spa followed by botanical cocktails at The Aura Rooftop.


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Charlotte Douglas Intl. Airport

The Charlotte Douglas International Airport welcomes 50 million passengers annually and is ranked among the top 10 busiest airports in the world, serving more than 178 nonstop destinations — including 36 international destinations. But you can take a breather from all the hustle and bustle of travel with one of their many amenities. The AMEX Centurion Lounge alone offers personal workspaces with high-speed Wi-Fi, a family room, fine Southern-leaning dining from James Beard semi-finalist Joe Kindred, and a bar serving cocktails developed by renowned mixologist Jim Meehan. For those planning a roadtrip through the Lowcountry, the Charlotte airport is within a four-hour drive to must-visit Lowcountry destinations including Charleston, Beaufort, Hilton Head Island, and Savannah. And thanks to the airport’s CLT Local campaign, you can sample dozens of local businesses and products born in North and South Carolina so you can plan a stop by their flagship locations.


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Sea Life Charlotte-Concord Aquarium

Dive into an inspiring underwater adventure and meet over 5,000 sea creatures at SEA LIFE! Explore multiple exhibits and interactive zones that let you get up-close and personal with the denizens of the deep. And don’t miss North Carolina’s only ocean tunnel, which gives you a fully immersive experience surrounded by thousands of tropical fish, sharks, and sea turtles.


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Hyatt Centric Charlotte SouthPark

Nestled among some of Charlotte’s most exceptional attractions, breweries, eateries, and boutiques, Hyatt Centric lets you stay close to the vibrant spirit of SouthPark. The hotel’s restaurant, Mizu, blends the traditions of ancient Japanese cooking with Southern influences for a seafood-focused menu or wood-fired, raw, and chilled offerings.


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The Dale Trail

Start your engine and take a self-guided tour along The Dale Trail starting at Tribute Plaza (home of a 900-pound bronze Dale statue) — and follow the path featuring more than 15 locations that tell the story of racing legend Dale Earnhardt Sr. Break for lunch at Punchy’s, the retro diner that serves Earnhardt’s favorite sandwich, and fuel up for more stops in the home of racing.


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Charlotte Motor Speedway

There’s more to the Speedway than being a spectator to some of the biggest events in racing. Relive racing history at the NASCAR Hall of Fame and get a behind-the-scenes tour of the different tracks. For the serious adrenaline junkie, you can even sit behind the wheel — or in the passenger seat — for multiple driving and racing experiences you’ll cherish for life.


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A’Verde Cocina + Tequila Library 

A modern Mexican restaurant in Cary, NC., led by Chef Katsuji Tanabe, with a menu that offers a variety of his favorite dishes, from pork shanks and octopus tacos, to local vegetable-forward dishes. The restaurant is also home to one of the largest tequila libraries in the Triangle area. Equally unique is the restaurant’s interior, with its whimsical indoor garden, hanging flowers, and Mexican art.


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